95 point new release A fantastic new Cabernet from Paso Robles! Wine Enthusiast #10 Wine of 2019! 95 Points Wine Enthusiast: "This bottling remains as impressive and delicious as it did upon debut two vintages ago. Aromas of black cherry, hickory smoke and vanilla cookie lead into a palate of brown sugar, sea salt, caramel and black-cherry foam, all framed by polished tannins and just enough acidity." Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon stems from an endless fascination with the soils and diverse sub-regions of Paso Robles, where exceptional wines are being made. It also tells the story of the Hope family’s long history in the region and how their pride and knowledge can be brought to life in a bottle of wine. Deep ruby in color, the 2018 Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon expresses intense fragrances of black currants, ripe black cherries and blackberries with subtle notes of violets, mocha and dried spices. It’s a big, powerful, modern-styled wine with velvety tannins and heaps of juicy blackberry and cherry fruit, while nuances of cedar, clove and vanilla bean round out the long, smooth finish. It’s full bodied, rich and balanced by fresh acidity with a firm, polished tannin structure.
Mary Catherine Beck
Black currant - fruit forward. Dad likes from Atlanta friend.
Black currant - fruit forward. Dad likes from Atlanta friend.9.0
Very flavorful went well with lamb and potatoes.
Very flavorful went well with lamb and potatoes.9.1
True to its billing, somewhere between plum a blackberry, but slightly more to the later. Smooth finish with low tannin. paired very well with wagyu steak.
True to its billing, somewhere between plum a blackberry, but slightly more to the later. Smooth finish with low tannin. paired very well with wagyu steak.9.4
Really enjoyed. Has elements you find in a Zin. More acidity than the typical California Red
Really enjoyed. Has elements you find in a Zin. More acidity than the typical California Red9.1
Velvet and silk..2018 is even a bit better.
Velvet and silk..2018 is even a bit better.9.2